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Beautiful yet touristy

The biggest caravansarai in Cyprus is beautifully restored (in the 1990s) and was built in the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tj D
A very good examle of Ottoman Han standard. Must be given a visit

The two story square shaped trade palaces were called Han in Ottomans. Ottomans built many hans in... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
kradsts9
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“craft shops” (41 reviews)
“great inn” (20 reviews)
“upper floor” (14 reviews)
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The biggest caravansarai in Cyprus is beautifully restored (in the 1990s) and was built in the second half of the 16th century by the Ottomans. In the middle of the courtyard is a small mosque with fountain for ablution, the two story squared building houses...More

Thank Tj D
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The two story square shaped trade palaces were called Han in Ottomans. Ottomans built many hans in almost each city under their rule. Han buildings were standard architechtures. This is a very good example of a Han. 1. Small building in the middle: Upstairs is...More

Thank kradsts9
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is worth the visit simply to understand how communities functioned in the past if you are willing to see beyond all the cheap crafts that are there now.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the largest Hani in Nicosia. Unfortunately it has become a place of cheap, on the whole, tourist orientated products and this is a shame as it could have been so much more. Thankfully, it has been well preserved as a building.

Thank Achilleas G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is now like a market place with many small stores. Quite a few are owned by the artists themselves.

Thank Yali L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didnt eat at this place, but we just visited. A very beautiful place with very interesting building. Worth a visit.

Thank Constantin-Alex... M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is eerily beautiful in the early morning before the shops open. Had coffee there and a sweet can do girl gave us a cheese sandwich. It was pleasant .later in the day it was manic. Very beautiful architecture. History interesting too. Must visit

Thank Mespey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called here whilst on a visit to both N & S Nicosia; this building built by the Ottomans during 16thC is in the more interesting Turkish section of Nicosia, and is a must visit when in town. Its name literally translated means "Great Inn" and...More

Thank Mojoblue717
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Buyuk Han embraces you with history and even today serves it's original purpose. Built to advance commerce, even today is a must see in Nicosia. It serves as a relic of the past that still like a grandma's comfortable home with biscuits in the...More

Thank RandallBond
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been here a few times -- always on a weekend (when they're full). It's an amazing building, the atmosphere is great. The food is very good. Service is below average -- they are understaffed, and so it takes ages to order and generally get...More

Thank GabrielMartin40
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Ancel C
February 5, 2017|
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Response from Sirin S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Buyuk Han is open everyday from 9am till 6pm. On Sundays they close by 5 pm. Only on Religious Holidays such as Bairams (both of them) they are closed only the first days. By the way Kumarcilar Han has been restorated... More
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